Meant To Be Dress

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$340 retail

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Stylist Notes

Make them fall in love with you wearing this flirty Shoshanna white eyelet dress at the summer yacht party. A waist cinching style that you can jazz up with jewels like the kate spade accessories' Noir Shyla Clutch, Kenneth Jay Lane's Jet Drop Earrings, and the Ciner's Art Deco Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted throughout bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; full skirt and pleating flattering on any body type
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mid thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10'')

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted throughout bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; full skirt and pleating flattering on any body type
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mid thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10'')

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Product Details

White circle eyelet(100% cotton). Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size26
Small12
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 38
January 24, 2016
Such a cute summer dress. Sadly however, it didn't fit.
I usually wear a size 2 which was what I got. Probably should have gotten the size 4 but didn't. Also due to length, this came up more mid-thigh than knee-length. Ended up letting a friend borrow who fit it perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 15, 2014
Nice dress for post nuptial brunch
I wore this dress for my post nuptial brunch in July. It fit well and was very comfortable. The folds in the chest area were a bit weird but were easily fixed with the fashion tape. Overall it worked out great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 12, 2013
Great Summer cotton eyelet dress
I was going to rent this dress for Diner en Blanc but then discovered it was actually being sold so I decided to just buy it This is definitely a fit and flare so very forgiving in the waist/hips area However definitely order up a size or consider other dresses if you are full busted, I went up a size per other reviewers and it is still very snug across the bust--ie a little compressive on my chest ('I'm a 34F) on the front but workable since at least there is not compensatory spillage on the sides like most tight dresses and the rest of the fit was nice and comfortable and very ladylike Overall its a well lined and very pretty dress, floats just above the knee for me, I'm going to make it work for my event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 30, 2013
I ordered this for my rehearsal dinner dress for my wedding. It was perfect!
Very well made. The material is a little heavy, so keep that in mind in warmer months. The back came up a little higher than I had anticipated, I think it was because the straps were not terrible long over the shoulders. I am a 34C, and with a 6, I didn't actually need to wear a bra - it held me in nicely without one. If I were any larger in the bust, the dress would have been too tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
July 29, 2013
Love it
Fit perfect, wore it for my bachelorette party. Was really comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
July 25, 2013
perfect for bridal shower!
wore this for my bridal shower. fit well, and was classy yet somewhat casual. It was on the short side, so I would recommend that any one tall should probably avoid it, as I am petite and it still felt short on me. The eyelet was more prominent than I originally thought, but I got a lot of compliments on it so overall it was a hit!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 22, 2013
Cute Dress - a little short
I am 5'7 and the model shows the dress hitting above the knee. It actually hits mid thigh - so a little short for my preference but overall a cute dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
July 21, 2013
Cute White Dress
This was my backup dress so I ended up not needing it. The material and detail are really cute in person and perfect for a summery, outdoor type event. I tried on the two and it was pretty tight in the bust and probably would have needed a 4 to be comfortable in it if I had a chance to size up in this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
July 19, 2013
Rented this dress for an all white party
I rent a fair amount of dresses and probably should have looked at length but usually just go by picture this dress was too short for someone my age. The bust also runs large. in both my size and the backup size the under slip hung down alittle. This was not my best rental.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 15, 2013
Prefect for my event!
I wore this for a sorority event where we were required to wear all white and this dress was perfect! It was a little tight through the top which is not usually a problem for me, I usually have a problem with dresses being too big in the top. It was a pretty thick material but it worked well for me because the event was in a hotel that had the air blasting.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 8, 2013
Love this dress!
This was my first time ordering from RTR and it was a great experience! I wore this for a dinner party that I threw for my friends. I had ordered another outfit along with this one but I ended up wearing this dress because I loved how much more it felt like summer. The fit was great! It was very flattering to my shape. The straps were a little loose but nothing major. They stayed up all night so the fact that they were a little loose wasn't a big deal. It was hard to zip and I had to get my husband to help me but as long as you have someone to help, you'll be good to go! I am definitely renting this one again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 27, 2013
couldn't wear it
It ran a full size too small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 29, 2013
Great beach reception dress!
This dress is awesome! Did not want to send it back. The fit is true to size. It has pockets which is always a fun added touch. Wore this as my reception dress, and it was perfect to dance in and for the beach.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 20, 2013
Perfect for my rehearsal dinner!
We had our rehearsal dinner at a historic bar in the Colorado mountains. Thought this dress with some cowboy boots would be the perfect fit! The dress was perfect for a summer event. Great for an hour glass shape. I was worried I would feel over-exposed in the chest but it was perfect. I felt that it was a tad short but it worked out anyway since I was wearing boots.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 163lbs
May 14, 2013
Comfortable, spring dress.
Perfect for my springtime rehearsal dinner :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 6, 2013
Easy, breezy, beautiful!
Shoshanna dresses fit so well! I wore this to the Virginia Gold Cup (horse race) and couldn't have been happier. The dress fit like a dream, it has pockets, and the eyelet cotton was perfect for this early summer outdoor event. Plus the white was a perfect backdrop for colorful accessories!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
May 2, 2013
Pretty!
Perfect summer dress! A tad tight in the chest but overall was a great dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 20, 2013
I got married in this dress! It was classy, yet very simple for an intimate ceremony with the JOP.
I am a 34B with a 27 inch waist, but I have 40 inch hips. The size 4 fit just fine up top, but it was really snug at the hips. The outside of the dress was fine, but the inner shell was very tight and I couldn't get my hands in the pockets comfortably, so I sized up to a 6 which was perfect. Thank you, RTR for this dress! It made the moment perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 8, 2013
Beautiful, but not for me
I rented this dress for my bridal shower. It was beautiful, but I didn't end up wearing it because it runs very small. The top of the dress has a lot of padding and was very tight around my chest. The length was very short on me. Do not rent if you are 5' 7"+.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 30, 2013
The fabric on this dress is absolutely adorable.
Not a busty girl's dress. This dress was a replacement for another dress that was too big for me in the hips. I loved the material but the top was way too small. The four fit through my waist but no way was it going over my 34E chest. The six zipped but I was busting out in every direction. Additionally, when I spoke with the personal stylist she recommended it because the style would show of my waist. Wrong. The dress hit higher than my natural waist line and then flared out completing hiding my skinny parts. It was also much shorter than expected. This dress may be adorable on another girl but it certainly was not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 30, 2013
Graduation!
This dress fit exactly as it was supposed to. It's not overly glamourous, but it's great for schools, summer BBQs etc. It is really comfortable, I was in the sweltering sun, and didn't feel uncomfortable in this dress. Mom approved, and I even got compliments from friends at an event where we were all wearing white dresses.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 28, 2013
The "welcome" package was great!
The chest was a bit tight but other than that, everything was perfect!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
December 2, 2012
It was perfect. The material was a little heavy, but it was very casual.
It fit kind of tight around the ribcage area, making it hard to breathe, but it was really pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 16, 2012
Much shorter than it looks online... but still very pretty.
Much shorter than it looks online... but still very pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 19, 2012
Not for the tall ladies.
Cute dress but VERY short. I am 5'10 and this dress was way shorter on me then on the model. The material was pretty but I think it would fit best on a shorter, small busted woman. Was not able to wear it because of the length.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2012
Great dress, well made.
We received last minute seats at a White Hot Gala, everyone was to wear white, RenttheRunway saved me from the impossible job of shopping for a white dress in September! This dress is well made. It has boning in the bodice, is fully lined, and even has pockets. The fullness of the skirt and high waist hid my tummy fat well, and the layered bodice helped accentuate my bust and balance everything out. While this dress would also look great on younger, skinnier girls, it also worked great for me too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 5, 2012
Not for me
I rented this dress to wear as my getaway dress for my wedding but chose not to wear it but returned it for a refund instead. It just didn’t fit quite right on me: I’m only 5’4” but the skirt was so pleated and full that it was too uncomfortably short for moving around in. Also the straps seemed thicker than in the photo and the pleating on the bust was fluffed out and mis-ironed so that I couldn’t get it to lie flat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 25, 2012
very cute
Worked great for a white party. Runs small, but very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 19, 2012
Great Bridal Shower Dress
Wore this for my bridal shower. I loved the look and it was just the right amount of support for my bust. The only thing I didn't love about the dress is that it runs a bit short.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
August 17, 2012
Fantastic Dress
This dress has pockets :) how awesome!! its a heavy material which i wasnt expecting and the skirt does puff out a bit more than what it looks like in the photo. It is a very comfortable dress and i had a great time wearing it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 16, 2012
So many girls were jealous of my dress, especially that it was designer and that I looked so appropriate for the occasion in it!
I rented this dress for my high school graduation. I needed a white eyelet type dress, and this was PERFECT. It ran true to size, and was great for a 104 degree room under a polyester tent (my graduation gown) - and I was so pleased with everything. I got so many compliments. Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 100lbs
August 15, 2012
So cute!
I loved this dress. So comfortable and cute. I feel it was true to size and couldvwearbit with my normal, everyday bra. Definitely recommended!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 8, 2012
Perfect for Summer Parties!
This dress is Great- definitely one I'd buy if I had the money. It fit well at the event, though I am top heavy (34 DD). It was also surprisingly comfortable considering the boning in the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
June 28, 2012
Too tight up top
This dress was beautiful until I tried to zip it above my bust line... runs small up top. I typically wear an 8 but would have had to do a 10 or 12 to get it to fit right. Fabric is beautiful and the design is great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 18, 2012
Perfect Bridal Shower Dress
I rented this for my outdoor bridal shower, and it was perfect. It was over 90 degrees, but the dress was light enough that I felt great throughout the day. I ordered the 2 and the 4, but I went with the 2 mostly because I am really flat chested. I received plenty of compliments on the dress and would recommend it to others.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
May 29, 2012
Using RTR was so easy. When I thought my dresses hadn't arrived RTR helped me track them down even giving me the name of the person who had signed for them. Delivered my dresses at 9:30am by courier in NY.
This dress was great. I wore it to my graduation and felt amazing. Everyone else, family and strangers included, loved the dress as well. Two small caveats - you either need a full(er) chest or a padded bra and the dress can feel a little heavy in hot temperatures due to the lining. Still I would definitely recommend it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 19, 2012
First RTR experience and I loved it!!! Will never stress about what to wear and shopping for an event now!!
I rented this dress for a White Party and got a lot of compliments on how cute it was. This was actually my third choice as two others I had saved to my favorites were not available for the rental period I needed. I was really relieved when I got this dress, it's well made and fit my body really well (as a bonus, it was brand new and still had the tags on it). I'm 5'6, fluctuate between 145-150 pounds and wear a 12 normally. I got a 10 as my back up size and ended up wearing the 12. The top part of the dress was a little thick and had boning inside which was nice because it hid any imperfections in my mid-section (especially while seated). The bottom was fully lined and not see through. I discovered pockets by the end of the night which was a nice surprise. I've read a lot of good things about Soshanna dresses from other RTR members and I'm going to rent more from this line in the future - the fit was very nice.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
May 18, 2012
Great dress
I ordered this for a father daughter dance. It fit pretty well, but it was a little bit loose in the bust. but i have virtually no bust, so that was expected. It looked great and was very comfortable.

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